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Post by anticlmber » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:53 pm

keep practicing!
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Post by rhunt » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:51 pm

after I turned 35 - its been a slow five year decent back into gumbiness ever since.
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Post by bcombs » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:09 pm

rhunt, does that happen to everyone? I turn 35 in January. :cry:

Of course, I guess you have to move out of gumbiness to be able to decend back in. :lol:

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Post by rhunt » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:22 pm

Not everyone...the genetic freaks get an extra 10 years. And yeah what goes up must come down.
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Post by gripster » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:24 pm

i took a big whip off of Dragonslayer right at the chains at the end of the day, i seemed so confident.

The Seal at Looking Glass, I aided the low crux, and wouldn't come out of the pod to try the high crux for a good 20 minutes, kept laying back trying to commit to the undercling, and every time ended up stepping back into the safety of the pod. i felt like a total chump.

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Post by Shamis » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:38 pm

After having my best bouldering year ever I went to the gunks 2 weeks ago and couldn't finish all the moves on an 11+, while on TR... :(

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Post by rjackson » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:41 pm

Seems every time I put on my shoes and get on the rock I'm checkin' my ego, I know that what should be the easiest route might shut me down at anytime. The epic failures for me (aside from Tissue Tiger) would be Chainsaw (it's a ladder! yeah, right...), Hippocrite (spanked me for a year) and Beta-vul Pipeline (NOT the red's biggest jugs) for sport; and the trad line that's haunted me is No Return (I know, I should have sent this thing on multiple occasions).

Now I just keep training hard and some days it all comes together. But even on the worst days, it's oh-so worth it!
Pick myself up, stop lookin' back.
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Post by rdo'c » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:52 pm

When my buddy Joel never responded to my e-mail about climbing on Saturday then went out to Military while I sat at home partner-less. :shock:

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Post by Rollo » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:13 pm

any slab 10d or better.
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Post by bcombs » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:15 pm

Rollo wrote:any slab 10d or better.
+1

That is some truth right there. If mid 11 is your max, visit Chica Bonita for a reality check.

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Post by clif » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:30 pm

feeding on the free love of original posters here.
you know who you are.

pig, do you have an ego?

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Post by krampus » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:30 pm

rdo'c wrote:When my buddy Joel never responded to my e-mail about climbing on Saturday then went out to Military while I sat at home partner-less. :shock:
what a super dick? you should kick his ass the next time you see him. He was probably jealous that you flashed his projects in wyoming......which brings me to another epic fail. After this chump ryan flashes this 12b at ten sleep, I give it my third burn where I actually caught myself on a fall in the middle only to peel after sticking the anchor jugs for about 3 seconds. Brutally fun
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Post by One-Fall » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:31 pm

What was the route, Joel?
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Post by krampus » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:42 pm

One-Fall wrote:What was the route, Joel?
"Happiness in slavery" fantastic rout, I never did make it back to get on it again but its well worth the trip.
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Post by Brentucky » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:40 pm

rdo'c wrote:When my buddy Joel never responded to my e-mail about climbing on Saturday then went out to Military while I sat at home partner-less. :shock:
when my "buddy" rdo'c got too strong to even consider calling me anymore. :cry: i liked it better when you flailed on my projects rather than warming up on them. assface!

joel, don't forget that 12a i did that you fell on!!! BEST DAY EVER! 8)
efil lanrete... i enjoy the sound, but in truth i find this seductively backward idea to be quite frightening

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